Thailand's Covid-19 cases and fatalities hit another new new daily high


Elderly Covid-19 coronavirus patient Worapoj Salee is taken away from his home for additional care by medics in the Charoen Krung neighbourhood in Bangkok on July 30, 2021. - AFP

BANGKOK, July 31 (Bernama): Thailand’s Covid-19 cases hit another record high on Saturday with 18, 912 new cases and 178 fatalities reported over the last 24 hours.

To date, the total infections in the kingdom has risen to 597,287 and 4,857 deaths since the outbreak in January last year.

In a statement, Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said of the new cases include 18,812 local transmissions and 10 imported cases. The figure includes 810 prisoners.

It said the new fatalities involved 92 men and 86 women aged between 15 and 97 years old including 174 Thais, two Chinese, and one Cambodia and Myanmar nationals.

"A total of 12 died at home including five in Bangkok,” it said.

CCSA said a total of 200,510 patients received treatment at hospitals and field hospitals nationwide including 4,691 in critical condition and 1,032 on ventilators.

As the number of new Covid-19 cases continue to rise, thousands of people have been flocking to vaccination centre at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok to get their jab today.

Local media reported that more than 10,000 people rushed to the vaccination centre as today is the last day for walk-in vaccination service.

The walk-in vaccination service is for elderly people as well as those medically vulnerable including those with seven underlying health conditions, pregnant women and people with obesity.

Starting tomorrow, people will obtain prior appointment for the Covid-19 vaccination before coming to the centre. - Bernama

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